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: 1974 Wheel Horse

07-16-2009, 07:08 PM
Brad has tipped me off to a Wheel Horse on Craigs List. It's a '74 16 Horse 8 speed. It has a RD mower, a snowblower and roto tiller. I called the guy and arranged to go get it tomorrow. Cross your fingers for me. The price? $350

07-16-2009, 07:20 PM
Good luck and remember pics!

07-16-2009, 07:33 PM
sounds like a great package deal for the money!! fingers crossed:thThumbsU

07-16-2009, 07:59 PM
If I leave now, I might beat you there!

07-16-2009, 08:00 PM
What? You're not going to give me his info... LOL

Teddy da Bear
07-16-2009, 08:08 PM
It might be a 1973 tractor. That is the year for "no names" just numbers.
1974 would have been a C series.
But it still a heck of a deal if it runs well and is in decent shape.

07-17-2009, 08:21 PM
I got the tractor today! Yay, I always wanted a C- 160. Yup, Teddy. It's a '74. The engine and trans work okay. The sheet metal is sad. It needs the steering tower welded and fixed up. The rear fender is a cracked and welded mess. Needs tie rod ends. Normal stuff. I'm so socially over booked until next Thurs at least. I'll take pictures when I can. I have a couple of questions.(1) I I'm not sure all the rototiller is there. Can anyone post pictures of the drive for it? I don't see anyway of it working the way it is. (2)Does any one have a flag for the snowblower to sell?


Teddy da Bear
07-17-2009, 10:31 PM
I have a 1974 C-160 also... I like mine alot.


07-18-2009, 09:44 AM
I've got a complete set of pictures of the tiller and installation. Do you need the front end shot where it hooks to the tractor. I can go out and zero in later on a particular area if needed.

07-18-2009, 02:26 PM
Here are photos from the left/right/top and the pulley attachement for the under-frame quik-attach. I've got more pictures if needed. Hope these help.

07-19-2009, 08:58 AM
Yeah, I defenitly don't have everything. The stuff under the pto isn't there. Now that I have it home and have time to examine it, the knives are pretty shot, too.:duh:

07-19-2009, 09:08 AM
All can be found--there, actrually is a man in Penn. who does a complete remake of the clutch/pulley assembly--he lives very close to billy (another member here)...
But--anyway--good luck with your find--and keep us informed!!

07-19-2009, 10:52 AM
i hope you'll post some pics of your new tractor. can't wait to see it!:fing32:

07-25-2009, 07:46 PM
Sorry, I'm so slow with these! Below are the photos as promised.
The first photos are the tractor. In the second picture is the place that bothers me the most. Notice that ugly 'growth' where there are supposed to be interlocking fingers. It would just be easiest to find a new tower and box assembly.

07-25-2009, 07:50 PM
The snow blower is in pretty good shape. I just need the flag if anyone has one to sell.

The deck is a 42" RD. It's pretty rusty underneath, but I don't think it's rusted through. Sand blasting will tell. Will this work on a B80, or is 8hp too small?

07-25-2009, 07:53 PM
One more photo. The rototiller. It needs the seals on the drive pulley and knife shafts. Also, as I said, you can see how worn the knives are. Some of them are worn down to the bend. These knives are welded on, not bolted. The shields are good, though.

WH Nut
07-26-2009, 09:26 AM
I read some where, the rule of thumb for sizing a deck is 4 in per horse. Now if you use the formula most Wheel Horse have to big a deck on them. A 42 in deck is getting a little big, but it will work as long as the grass isnt real ling. You may need a different delt to go in the B80. I tried putting my 36 in deck of my B80 onto a different tractor and the belt off the B80 was to short

07-28-2009, 04:06 PM
nice tractor.:thThumbsU :goodl:

07-28-2009, 08:28 PM
I just read that this snowblower will fit on a B80, but you have to take the side shields off. Do those shields really feed that much more snow?

07-28-2009, 08:34 PM
more than you think but not enough to really hurt anything.

08-01-2009, 09:54 AM
Bumping this...

I'm still looking for a hoodstand assembly for a C160-8. . In the parts manual this is part # 8-30. Any long wheel base C series would probably work. Shipping for this limits me to my general area.

08-01-2009, 09:57 AM
Bumping this...

I'm still looking for a hoodstand assembly for a C160-8. . In the parts manual this is part # 8-30. Any long wheel base C series would probably work. Shipping for this limits me to my general area.

Rich--check with one of those two places in the link I did for a members question on a B-111 a few minutes ago--one is in Illinois...


08-02-2009, 09:11 PM
I found a hoodstand for sale from Dave Luzier in PA. Now I just need a fender and I'm good to go. I took the old hoodstand/steering tower off this afternoon in preparation.

09-21-2009, 05:23 PM
I've been working on this. You can spend so much money and have nothing to show for it. I've spent around $100. I've replaced the hood stand and fender. I've replaced one spindle and gas tank. I've sanded and primed the hood and running boards, repaired some wiring and replaced some J Clips and cotter pins. Replaced the choke cable.

And it looks just the same!!!

I still need to replace the points and condenser and similar maintanence. And a new muffler.

09-21-2009, 07:51 PM
Ah but you are making progress.

09-22-2009, 02:40 PM
Apparently, the safety switches have been disconnected. There is supposed to be a safety switch with four terminals that is wired in between the pto switch and seat switch and the ignition switch. Where is that four terminal switch mounted? I haven't found it yet, if it's even there.

12-08-2009, 09:34 AM
Up date with a question.
After I got the tractor, I replaced the broken hood stand. Then I replaced the bad muffler. Then it was the tierods. Then I repaired the snowblower. After that it was a broken hub. So, yesterday I got it going and went to lift the blower so I could move it up by the front yard( snow is coming!!!). And the lift handle broke off in my hand! Now it's snowing and I'm going to have to use the walk behind blower.

Is this just a badly treated/maintained money pit? Should I just cut my loses?

12-08-2009, 05:51 PM
i would say that you've come too far with the repairs to turn back now. you can find another lift assembly, or maybe have yours welded. i had to weld the one on the b60 many years ago and it still works fine. doesn't look too pretty but it works. when it's all said and done you'll have one heck of a snow machine. stick with it Dad, you're almost home! :thThumbsU

12-08-2009, 06:40 PM
Hey Stillbents, thanks for the photos! Been to busy with other stuff, but I have the tiller attached to the C-160 I bought, but didn't hurt seeing the front pulley set up installed!